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This personal computer has an average owner rating of 85 out of 100 based on 500 owner reviews.
DELL Computers Have Good Reviews
DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor core computers as well as across its entire PC range compared to other manufacturers.
Just Released Five Months Ago
DELL only released the XPS 8700 five months ago. Newer desktop computers like this one are likely to have more advanced features.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Medium processor core computers that came out in the last year have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 500MHz and 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The XPS 8700 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst desktop computers of this age.
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Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The DELL XPS 8700 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The XPS 8700 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (3.4 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core computers of this age. New personal computers have processor clock speeds of between 1.3GHz and 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.
If this DELL personal computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP Z240 (3.5GHz).
Quite Big Internal Memory
The smallest internal memory of comparable spec personal computers that have been available for the last year is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. The XPS 8700 has one of the bigger internal memory (12 gigabytes) amongst PCs of this age.
If this DELL PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Z240 ($1,139.26) (16GB), or the Z240 ($1,463.65) (16GB) both from HP or the Lenovo P310 (16GB).
Five Headphone Out Ports
The XPS 8700 is a five headphone out port PC. Most of the other medium processor core computers that were launched in the last 12 months only have between one and four headphone out ports.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many new personal computers.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on medium processor core computers that were launched in the last year.
Two Mini PCI Express Slots
The XPS 8700 is a two mini PCI Express slot desktop computer.
Supports Fifteen Compatible Memory Cards
The XPS 8700 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as it. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by new comparable spec PCs. The compatible memory cards "CF", "Memory Stick (MS)", "MicroDrive", "MiniSD", "MMC", "MMC Mobile", "MMC+", "MS Duo", "MS PRO", "MS PRO Duo", "MS Pro-HG", "RS-MMC", "SDHC" and "xD" are also supported by this DELL personal computer.
Four Storage Drives
Most medium processor core computers that were released in the last 12 months have between 1 and 499 storage drives, including the XPS 8700 which has four storage drives.
Two 5.25" Bays
The XPS 8700 is a two 5.25" bay desktop computer. Most of the other latest PCs have between one and three 5.25" bays.
Three 3.5" Bays
The XPS 8700 is a three 3.5" bay desktop computer. Most of the other PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700 have between one and six 3.5" bays.
Two PCI Express X1 Slots
The DELL XPS 8700 is a two PCI Express x1 slot PC.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
The XPS 8700 has a better audio output than most new medium processor core computers. This desktop computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, whereas most latest medium processor core computers have a 5.1 audio output channel.
A 7.1 audio output channel is in fact the best audio output across all computers that were launched in the last 12 months.
The worst audio output amongst similar types of computer is 5.1.
Has One Memory Slot
The DELL XPS 8700 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on new medium processor core computers.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on new similar spec PCs.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This desktop computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as it.
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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Across all the desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 8700 the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 0.5GB to 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 320GB. At only 1 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 8700 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core computers.
Only One Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
The DELL XPS 8700 is a one graphics adapter DisplayPort personal computer.
Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
At only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the DELL XPS 8700 has a fairly slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 8700. The average max memory bandwidth supported processor of comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700 is 33GB/s.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to it.
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Only 4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
The XPS 8700 supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version which is better than the 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version supported by most new PCs. Across all PCs that were launched in the last 12 months the on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version ranges from 4 to 4.4.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This computer supports a 10|100|1000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly supported Ethernet LAN data rate on new similar spec desktop computers.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
The smallest maximum internal memory of PCs that were launched in the last 12 months is 8.1GB and the biggest is 790GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 32,768 megabytes, the XPS 8700 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other latest computers.
Only One 2.5" Bay
The XPS 8700 is a one 2.5" bay computer. Most of the other medium processor core computers that came out in the last 12 months have between one and three 2.5" bays.
The lightest medium processor core computer that has been around for a similar time to the XPS 8700 is 38g heavy and the heaviest is 23kg. At 13.8 kilograms, the XPS 8700 is quite heavy compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 8700.
3 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 8700
Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the XPS 8700 has a relatively typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that have been around for the last year.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the XPS 8700 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core computers.
HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on PCs that were launched in the last 12 months. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.
If you are looking for a personal computer with a faster storage speed then you might also want to consider the 800 G2 SFF (SSD), or the 600 G2 Mini (SSD) both from HP.
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Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Voltage
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
2 x 2, 2 x 4, 2 x 2 + 2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
CF+, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, SD, MiniSD, MMC+, MMC Mobile, MMC+, MMC+, MS Duo, SD, MS PRO, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS PRO, MS Pro-HG, RS-MMC, MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, XD
1, 10, 1, 5
RAID File Storage
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter DVI-D Port
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Port
Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
Graphics Adapter HDMI Port
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
3840 x 2160
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub), DVI
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
4096 x 2304
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
1920 x 1200
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
3840 x 2160
Microsoft Office, McAfee Security Center
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Mini PCI Express Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Water Cooling System
Password Protection Level
BIOS, HDD, SSD, Supervisor, User
Audio Output Channel
Waves MaxxAudio Pro, Waves MaxxAudio
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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Wired mouse began squeaking after a week
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